The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 230 216 223
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 5 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.083% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 11
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Automation Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5753 5265 5502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.90% 95.57% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4889 4457 4892
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South West region.

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -7 4 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £52,500 -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) JUnit
3 5 (62.50%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) JBehave
4 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Financial Institution
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) C++
5 3 (37.50%) UNIX
5 3 (37.50%) User Stories
5 3 (37.50%) Kanban
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) ISEB
6 2 (25.00%) Validation
6 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) JSON

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) JUnit
3 4 (50.00%) JBehave
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (12.50%) jMock
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (37.50%) User Stories
5 3 (37.50%) Kanban
6 2 (25.00%) Validation
6 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) TDD
7 1 (12.50%) V-Model
7 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 1 (12.50%) BDD
7 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
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